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Andy Ruiz Jr. says he still hasn’t signed anything for the rematch with Anthony Joshua, and he’s waiting for his management to put together the best deal possible for him. Ruiz wants to prove to the world that his seventh round knockout win over Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) wasn’t a fluke thing on June 1. Andy has a chance to prove that he’s the better fighter as long as he goes through with the fight.
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Former IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin has agreed to terms for a fight against #1 IBF Sergiy Derevyanchenko on October 5 on DAZN at Madison Square Garden in New York. Derevyanchenko’s advisers Al Haymon and Keith Connolly still need to give the green light, according to @MikeCoppinger. As soon as they give Derevyanchenko, 33, the go ahead, he and Golovkin will get the fight official for the 5th of October in New York.
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LAS VEGAS (Aug. 13, 2019) — The Las Vegas Strip’s most electrifying act is returning for a repeat engagement. Less than three months since his second-round destruction of Tom Schwarz at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Tyson Fury, a.k.a. “The Gypsy King,” will defend his lineal heavyweight championship versus the undefeated Otto Wallin Saturday, Sept. 14 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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LOS ANGELES (Aug. 7, 2019) — Undefeated super lightweight contender Arnold Barboza Jr., South African welterweight contender Chris van Heerden and unbeaten middleweight prodigy Janibek Alimkhanuly will all see action in scheduled 10-rounders Saturday, Aug. 17 at Banc of California Stadium on the undercard of WBO junior featherweight world champion Emanuel Navarrete’s title defense versus Francisco “Panchito” De Vaca.

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PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 10, 2019) — The road back to a world title just got clearer for Jason Sosa. The Camden, New Jersey native and former super featherweight world champion stopped Lydell Rhodes in seven rounds to win his third in a row in front of 1,723 fans at the Liacouras Center.
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Saudi Arabia is now in play for the Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr. rematch, as well as UAE and Qatar.  Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing is literally bending over backwards in an effort to accommodate Ruiz Jr. (33-1, 22 KOs) to make him happy in fighting a neutral venue for the rematch.

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